MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION for
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AGENCY ON AGING
Board of Directors Description
The Board of Directors of Central Mass. Agency on Aging is comprised of 17 men and women with the legal responsibilities of policy making and decision making on corporate matters, financial matters (including budgeting), and the appointment and evaluation of the Executive Director. Members contribute their expertise in supporting the agency, its mission and its efforts to serve people over the age of 60 in our area. Board members are elected by the agency's Board of Directors and are asked to serve one or two three-year terms.
The agency provides liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 on each member of the Board.
The Board of Directors meets monthly, usually on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon at the Agency Office in West Boylston.
Responsibilities of a Member of the Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors have the following responsibilities in governing the agency:
Planning and approving the annual operating budget;
Developing and approving strategic plans;
Appointing the Executive Director;
Planning and approving allocations to sub-grantees;
Planning and approving creation or acquisition of any subsidiary or affiliate;
Selecting accountants and consultants;
Planning and approving the termination of any agency service, and;
Planning and approving any voluntary dissolution, merger, or consolidation.
Each member of the Board of Directors must be an active, informed participant in governing and guiding the agency. Therefore, every board member will be asked to:
Regularly attend meetings of the Board of Directors;
Diligently work to learn as much as practical about the agency. Members will be asked to attend one orientation meeting and to visit one or more of the agency's sub- grantees;
Endorse and support the agency's Mission Statement, and;
Provide the agency with the benefit of their education, expertise, and general experience in governing Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.
Each member will be asked to support Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging to help it carry out its mission in the region. It is suggested that members consider:
Making a voluntary commitment of time, as described above, to effectively lead the agency;
Making a voluntary commitment of talent and expertise, as described above;
Making personal and/or appropriate corporate financial contributions to the agency's fund-raising programs.
Using his or her influence to solicit support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
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